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Bliznyuk receives little playing time in Summer League, will play in Israel

Bliznyuk receives little playing time in Summer League, will play in Israel

By Dylan Harris, Copy Editor

July 19, 2018


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Former EWU forward Bogdan Bliznyuk signed a multiyear deal with Bnei Herzliya on July 5, just one day before he made his debut with the Los Angeles Clippers’ summer league team. Bliznyuk received very little playing time during the Las Vegas summer league. The Big Sky Conference’s all-time leadi...

EWU Football No. 1 in Big Sky coaches and media pre-season polls

EWU Football No. 1 in Big Sky coaches and media pre-season polls

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

July 17, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports

  The Big Sky Conference’s annual summer meetings found a new home in downtown Spokane this year, as players, coaches and media members gathered at the Double Tree on Spokane Boulevard. Representing EWU was head coach Aaron Best, quarterback Gage Gubrud and safety Mitch Fettig. Monday’s...

Bliznyuk to make summer league debut July 6

Bliznyuk to make summer league debut July 6

By Dylan Harris, Copy Editor

July 2, 2018


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Former EWU basketball standout Bogdan Bliznyuk will make his NBA Summer League debut July 6 against the Golden State Warriors on ESPN. The 6’6” guard signed a summer league contract with the Los Angeles Clippers on June 23. Bliznyuk is the all-time leading scorer for EWU and for the Big Sky Conference,...

Flores-Cloud settles in as EWU volleyball gears up for new season

Flores-Cloud settles in as EWU volleyball gears up for new season

By Jeremy Burnham, Managing Editor

June 26, 2018


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Less than two months before the start of the 2018 volleyball season, newly hired EWU head coach Leslie Flores-Cloud would like more time to prepare, but she's not going to rush things. “I think everyone wants more time,” Flores-Cloud said. “But I’m not going to push anything. If I don’t find both ...

A knack for nutrition

A knack for nutrition

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

June 24, 2018


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The EWU athletic department checked another box on its summer to-do list with the hire of Nate Barry as the new assistant athletic director for athletic performance on June 19. Barry will plan and implement all aspects of individual performance of EWU’s student athletes including strength, conditioni...

EWU volleyball names Leslie Flores-Cloud head coach

EWU volleyball names Leslie Flores-Cloud head coach

By Jeremy Burnham, Managing Editor

June 16, 2018


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There will be a new coach in charge when the EWU volleyball team takes the court this fall. EWU athletic director Lynn Hickey named Leslie Flores-Cloud the squad’s new head coach on Friday. "We are very excited to announce Leslie Flores-Cloud as our new head volleyball coach," Hickey said in a state...

Aaron Best ready for second season at the helm

Aaron Best ready for second season at the helm

By Taylor Newquist, Reporter

June 7, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports

Aaron Best has been a part of the EWU football program for 20 of the last 21 years, beginning with his playing career in 1996. This fall, Best will start his second year as the Eagles’ head coach, after finishing 7-4 in his first campaign. He began his career for the Eagles as long snapper and center, s...

EWU hockey club moves to Pac-8

EWU hockey club moves to Pac-8

By Jeremy Burnham, Copy Editor

June 6, 2018


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EWU hockey has a new conference. The men’s club hockey team will be moving to the Pac-8 conference, EWU Hockey Club president Zachery Mindermann announced on May 31. The Pac-8 is a Division II conference in the American Collegiate Hockey Association. All teams in the Pac-8 are non-varsity teams, like...

EWU Athletic Director Lynn Hickey and the athletic department prep for a busy summer

EWU Athletic Director Lynn Hickey and the athletic department prep for a busy summer

By Taylor Newquist, Reporter

June 6, 2018


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EWU Athletic Director Lynn Hickey has spent six weeks in her permanent position. In her first week she filled staff vacancies for the associate head soccer coach and the Senior Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs, and scheduled the football home opener against Central Washington University o...

Eags’ outdoor track & field campaign ends in Sacramento

Eags’ outdoor track & field campaign ends in Sacramento

By Taylor Newquist, Reporter

May 31, 2018


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The EWU outdoor track and field season concluded last weekend at the NCAA West Preliminary Round in Sacramento, after all seven competing Eagles placed outside of the top 12 that was required to qualify for the NCAA Championships on June 6-9. Senior Jeremy VanAssche placed 18th in the preliminary round at ...

Bogdan Bliznyuk continues NBA Draft preparation

Bogdan Bliznyuk continues NBA Draft preparation

By Michael Brock, Sports Editor

May 31, 2018


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Since capping off a record-breaking EWU career by being named the 2018 Big Sky Conference MVP, senior forward Bogdan Bliznyuk has been working tirelessly to fulfill his dream of playing professional basketball. Bliznyuk took another step forward in that quest on May 24, when he took part in a pre-NBA D...

Sactown showdown: Eags prep for NCAA West Prelims

Sactown showdown: Eags prep for NCAA West Prelims

By Taylor Newquist, Reporter

May 23, 2018


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Seven Eagles have qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Championship this weekend in Sacramento after final rankings were posted on May 17. Three athletes from the men’s team and four from the women’s team will represent EWU across eight events, with top 12 finishers securing a place in the...

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